Sunday 21st March, Lent 5 – Passiontide begins
|9.30 am||Nettleden||Joint Parish Worship – Eucharist||(JR/AWA-pr)|
Tuesday 23rd March, National Day of Reflection
|10.30 am||Zoom||Café Zoom – Tuesday morning Coffee and Cake||(see below)|
|11.45am||Little Gaddesden and Great Gaddesden||Short service of Prayer and Reflection culminating in a minute’s silence at 12 Noon|
Wednesday 24th March
|10.00 am||Services page||Podcast – Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God||(HT)|
This will be a playable-on-demand broadcast (podcast) available on the Services page from 10.00 am.
Wednesday 24th March
|7.55 pm||Zoom||Midweek Discussion Group||(see below)|
Sunday 28th March, Palm Sunday – Holy Week Begins
|9.30 am||Little Gaddesden Village Hall||Parade to church with donkey followed by short service||(JR/GM)|
|11.00am||Great Gaddesden||Parish Worship||(JR-pr/GM)|
Please Check for Updates!
As changes are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.
We have resumed congregational worship for our three parishes and will gradually introduce more services in each of the churches over the coming weeks as conditions allow.
Restrictions of which you will be familiar from before Christmas remain:
- Social distancing from those not in your household or care bubble, must be maintained.
- Face masks must be worn at all times in church.
- Please use the hand cleanser at the door.
- We will not be able to join in with the singing of the hymns.
- Holy Communion will be distributed in a safe manner in one kind only.
- After the service you must disperse and not stay in church to have a catch up.
Tuesday morning’s Coffee and Cake sessions are now online. We are getting together virtually by Zoom on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:00noon. Contact Hilary Catchpole at firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably a day or so beforehand, to ask for joining details for this week’s Café Zoom. You’ll need to make your own coffee…and bring your own cake!
Review of Electoral Roll
The Review of our Electoral Roll is now underway ready for completion at the end of March. Please check the list in the church and make any amendments necessary. If you would like to be added to the Roll, please complete the form and return to our Electoral Roll Officer, Terri Adams on email@example.com.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will now take place via Zoom and not in church. The date has changed to Thursday 22nd April at 7.00pm. Invitations to the meeting will be sent out nearer the time.
National Day of Reflection – Tuesday 23rd March
On Tuesday, 23rd March there will be a National Day of Reflection marking the anniversary of the first Covid Lockdown. Those who have died during the Pandemic will be remembered with prayers. There will be short services in Little Gaddesden and Great Gaddesden at 11.45am followed by a minute’s silence at 12 Noon.
That evening, everyone is encouraged to light up their doorsteps in Reflection.
Midweek Discussion Group on Zoom
The Midweek Discussion Group meeting via Zoom on Wednesday evenings are now under way.
The sessions start with a general welcome chat to hear how everyone is getting on, then some discussion often centred around a Bible passage, with a short time of prayer at the end. Everyone will be considered to be fully present if they have signed in, but there is no need to say or share anything. You can spend the whole time ‘mute’ if you wish!
There are the usual protocols about confidentiality, as anything shared must be respected as being confidential to the group. All are welcome, but if inviting others please contact Anthony first.
The next ‘meetings’ are as follows:
- 24 March (to be decided)
- 31 March Holy Week (to be decided)
Sign-in is at 19.55 hrs and the sessions end at 9.30pm sharp. The Zoom invitation is sent a few days beforehand, usually with some background material.
Please contact Anthony Archer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07721 504125 with any questions
Please remember that the church continues to function with limited services, so we do ask that you continue with your regular financial giving to support the ministry. If you normally give weekly in church, you may like to consider paying direct through your bank account. Click or tap here to visit the Donate Page to find out more.
Pay by Text
We now have the facility to donate to Little Gaddesden church by text. Just text LITTLEGADD plus the amount you want to donate (between £1 and £20) to 70470, for example ‘LITTLEGADD10’ to donate £10.
Texts will cost the amount donated plus one standard rate message.
Do you need any Financial Help?
If you, or anyone you know, is in financial difficulty, the Vicar has access to a hardship fund. Please feel free to contact him in the strictest of confidence on 01442 214898 or at email@example.com.